Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act, 2001

Safety of railways.

51.—No part of a railway shall be opened for—

(a) testing and commissioning, or

(b) passenger or freight traffic,

until the following has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of an inspector duly appointed by the Minister under the Regulation of Railways Act, 1871

(i) the safety and suitability of the railway, and of the vehicles to be used on such railway, and

(ii) the appropriateness of the systems and procedures that will be used to ensure the safe operation of the railway.